*I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
Sulaiman Uvais reached out to me through Instagram to review his short story about a man who falls in love and then loses her so swiftly his heart shatters. I'm so honored to be able to share this with you guys! I've never had an author reach out to me, it's always been the other way around.
Sulaiman is from Kerala, India which is super cool because India has two national languages and twenty-two languages spoken across the country. His bio says he originally wrote poetry in Malayalam but has branched out to English poetry and now novel writing! I love learning languages but never settle down enough to become fluent in a second. The closest I have is "tourist" German and the ability to say "I don't speak Spanish" in Spanish. He is also only two years older than me which is really inspiring for me to get my butt in gear and write more too! I also checked out his twitter because I'm a total stalker and he has some thought-provoking short poems on there too.
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His writing is extremely poetic and descriptive of each scene which is wonderful but it can make the dialogue of "bro" and "vibe" feel a little off since the writing style of the scene is so different from the character voices. I love that the characters are unnamed. The general He and She put this in the perspective that it could be anyone, anywhere in the world who fell into such deep love.
I'm excited to see what Sulaiman will be able to do and develop over time as he discovers his voice in the writing world.
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